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Juvenile Sex Offenders

It is important to recognize the differences when dealing with sexual behavior of young people: “Recognizing and Responding to Developmentally ...
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Talking Jesus With A Survivor (hands holding plant showing growth)

Talking Jesus With A Survivor

Child abuse does not only affect a child’s body and emotional health. It touches their spiritual health, too. A child ...
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Working with Law Enforcement: The Investigation and Your Child (magnifying glass)

Working with Law Enforcement: The Investigation and Your Child

At some level we all realize that investigations in real life take longer than they do on television. Yet, parents ...
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Working With Law Enforcement: Getting Started

Working With Law Enforcement: Getting Started

Some abuse is only discovered when a child talks to his or her parent about what happened. Hearing this in ...
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Misbeliefs

Misbeliefs: I’m All Alone

Many survivors of childhood abuse report feelings of being alone in the world, that no one can understand them. These ...
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Misbeliefs

Misbeliefs: It’s My Fault

Survivors of trauma, whether childhood abuse, sexual assault, or domestic abuse, share a belief that the abuse was their fault ...
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Coping with Flashbacks

Coping with Flashbacks

People who have experienced trauma may experience flashbacks in their everyday lives. Flashbacks can be intense and bring back the ...
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What Is A Trigger?

What Is A Trigger?

Experiencing a sudden onset of the feelings and emotions that you felt during an abusive situation is a common experience ...
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Becoming a Safe Church for Kids

Becoming a Safe Church for Kids

10 steps to becoming a safer church for kids ...
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What Do I Say To A Sexual Assault Survivor?

What Do I Say To A Sexual Assault Survivor?

Choosing a counselor should not be difficult. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting yours ...
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Information to Know When Seeking Counseling

Choosing a counselor should not be difficult. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting yours ...
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Suffer the Children

Developing Effective Church Policies on Child Maltreatment

Used with permission, this article by Victor Vieth from Jacob’s Hope reviews the ten stages of developing an effective child ...
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Ministering to Adult Sex Offenders

Ministering to Adult Sex Offenders

Examining ten lessons from Henry Gerecke on how to minister to adult sex offenders ...
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Article What Would Walter Do

What Would Walther Do?

Counselors and theologians failing to understand the dynamics of child sexual abuse cases often apply the concept of law and ...
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Mathew 18

Pastoral Theology Brief: Matthew 18

A pastor is counseling a couple in his congregation. In the course of the session it’s revealed that the husband ...
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Definitions of Child Abuse

Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect

There are numerous federal and state laws that define child abuse and neglect. In determining whether or not a specific ...
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Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Parents, grandparents and other caretakers often have many questions about speaking to their children about abuse and in otherwise keeping ...
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A Lutheran Approach

A Lutheran Approach

Using the writings of Martin Luther and C.F.W. Walther, this article outlines a Christian approach to ministering to victims and ...
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